Summer 2021 Courses

Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GRSW 500 - 01 History /Phil of Social Work M - W - - - - 1600 - 1900

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M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1600 - 1900

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Course Registration Number:

31009 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Courtney K. Wells

This course provides a foundation for the graduate social work and includes some texts that will be used across the curriculum. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the history, legacies, philosophy and values of social welfare and social work. This course provides students the opportunity to explore the historical development of the ethics, purposes, and sanctions characteristic of professional social work practice.

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GRSW 500 - 20 History /Phil of Social Work See Details * *

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See Details

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Location:

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Course Registration Number:

31018 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Renee A. Hepperlen

This course provides a foundation for the graduate social work and includes some texts that will be used across the curriculum. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the history, legacies, philosophy and values of social welfare and social work. This course provides students the opportunity to explore the historical development of the ethics, purposes, and sanctions characteristic of professional social work practice.

Schedule Details

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0930-130012 Jun '21
0930-130026 Jun '21
0930-130024 Jul '21
GRSW 500 - 21 History /Phil of Social Work See Details * *

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See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

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Course Registration Number:

31021 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Courtney K. Wells

This course provides a foundation for the graduate social work and includes some texts that will be used across the curriculum. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the history, legacies, philosophy and values of social welfare and social work. This course provides students the opportunity to explore the historical development of the ethics, purposes, and sanctions characteristic of professional social work practice.

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0930-130012 Jun '21
0930-130026 Jun '21
0930-130024 Jul '21
GRSW 505 - 01 Field Pract & Seminar I - - W - - - - 1600 - 2000 SCB 107

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1600 - 2000

Location:

SCB 107

Course Registration Number:

31010 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Amanda R. Thooft

The field practicum is an educationally directed on-site experience under the supervision of an agency based social work field instructor and a campus based faculty liaison. Students complete a total of 400 hours during the first practicum. On-campus seminars (I and II) taken concurrently with the practicum assist the student in the integration and application of practice theory to their placement learning activities. The first practicum is taken concurrently with GRSW 501 and GRSW 502: Theory and Practice of Social Work I and II.

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GRSW 506 - 01 Field Pract & Seminar II - - W - - - - 1600 - 2000 SCB 107

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- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1600 - 2000

Location:

SCB 107

Course Registration Number:

31013 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Amanda R. Thooft

The field practicum is an educationally directed on-site experience under the supervision of an agency based social work field instructor and a campus based faculty liaison. Students complete a total of 400 hours during the first practicum. On-campus seminars (I and II) taken concurrently with the practicum assist the student in the integration and application of practice theory to their placement learning activities. The first practicum is taken concurrently with GRSW 501 and GRSW 502: Theory and Practice of Social Work I and II.

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GRSW 540 - 20 Human Behav & Soc Environment See Details * *

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See Details

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Course Registration Number:

31023 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Jessica A. Peterson

This foundation course will explore the dynamics of human behavior and prepare a foundation of knowledge on which to build clinical practice skills. Through a study of systems theory, psychodynamic theory and the identification of the biological, psychological and sociological variables influencing development, students will gain a theoretical base for application to the assessment of client systems. Special emphasis in the course is on the important factors of human diversity (ethnic minorities of color, racism, enthnocentrism, aging, sexism, sexual orientation, and religion/spirituality) as they affect the dynamics of human behavior.

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1400-173012 Jun '21
1400-173026 Jun '21
1400-173024 Jul '21
GRSW 607 - 01 Field Pract & Seminar III - - W - - - - 1600 - 2000 SCB 107

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1600 - 2000

Location:

SCB 107

Course Registration Number:

31011 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Amanda R. Thooft

This course provides advanced learning and practice in settings conducive to clinical social work practice under the instruction of an agency-based social work supervisor and campus-based faculty member. Students complete a minimum of 600 hours during the practicum. Campus seminars (III and IV) taken concurrently with the practicum provide guidance for learning continued application of theory and prior experience, and further refinement of social work skills. The clinical field practicum is taken concurrently with GRSW 603: Methods of Clinical Social Work I and GRSW 604: Methods of Clinical Social Work II.

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GRSW 608 - 01 Field Pract & Seminar IV - - W - - - - 1600 - 2000 SCB 107

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1600 - 2000

Location:

SCB 107

Course Registration Number:

31014 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4

Instructor:

Amanda R. Thooft

This course provides advanced learning and practice in settings conducive to clinical social work practice under the instruction of an agency-based social work supervisor and campus-based faculty member. Students complete a minimum of 600 hours during the practicum. On campus seminars (III and IV) taken concurrently with the practicum provide guidance for learning continued application of theory and prior experience, and further refinement of social work skills. The clinical field practicum is taken concurrently with GRSW 603: Methods of Clinical Social Work I and GRSW 604: Methods of Clinical Social Work II.

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GRSW 612 - 01 Grief Counseling & Therapy - T - R - - - 1600 - 1900

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1600 - 1900

Location:

Course Registration Number:

31015 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Melissa A. Lundquist

This course provides theoretical and applied framework for understanding grief and loss as they relate to social work practices. The perspectives and skills taught in the class can be used in recognizing and addressing grief and loss with persons of diverse backgrounds, who are facing a variety of different losses, in a variety of practice settings. The course is designed to be relevant for social work practice in any setting, not just those focused on death and dying. A broad view of the concept of loss will be taken. Students will be able, by the conclusion of the course, to recognize, identify, and respond to losses with those with whom they work. Students will also address matters of self and team care when addressing grief issues with clients.

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GRSW 619 - 01 Integrative Psychotherapy M - W - - - - 1600 - 1900

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M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1600 - 1900

Location:

Course Registration Number:

31019 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Merra L. Young

This course on integrative psychotherapy uses a bio/ psychosocial/spiritual perspective applied to clinical social work practice. Based on Mindfulness-based Meditation principles and practices, students will explore the mind-body connection informed by neuroscience research, emotional intelligence and mindfulness-based approaches, body-oriented, and contemplative approaches from other east/west disciplines of study. Integrative psychotherapy draws from a range of expressive/healing arts through both theoretical and experiential practices students will learn effective and appropriate applications of integrative processes in clinical work with individuals, couples, families and groups. Integrative therapy with diverse mental health issues and client populations will be taught through case examples, classroom activities, discussion and assignments. A strong ethical foundation for practice and the prevention of compassion fatigue will be established throughout the course.

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GRSW 621 - 20 Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy See Details * *

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See Details

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Location:

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Course Registration Number:

31033 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Kimberly A. Rorie

This course will focus on teaching the theory and practice techniques of brief psychodynamic psychotherapy. Major emphasis will be on one model of brief dynamic psychotherapy being, " "Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy." The course will focus on the application of this dynamic theory to clinical social work practice. The course will focus on techniques utilized to effect change.

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1400-173012 Jun '21
1400-173026 Jun '21
1400-173024 Jul '21
GRSW 625 - 01 Social Policy M - W - - - - 1600 - 1900

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M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1600 - 1900

Location:

Course Registration Number:

31016 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Roberto R. Aspholm

This course explores a wide range of dimensions pertaining to social welfare policy. The social problems to which policies respond are analyzed and situated within the political-economic structures that produce them. The content and effects of current social policy are examined, and alternative policies are considered. The connections between social policy and clinical social work practice are explored, as are various strategies for influencing social policy, including advocacy, mobilizing, and organizing.

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GRSW 626 - 20 Clinical Practice with Trauma See Details * *

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Location:

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Course Registration Number:

31032 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Beverly J. Caruso

This course will focus on an understanding of the psychophysiology of trauma and address clinical work with trauma clients. The course will explore trauma's impact on the organization of the self and its implications for treatment.

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1400-173012 Jun '21
1400-173026 Jun '21
1400-173024 Jul '21
GRSW 629 - 20 SW Prac-Integrated Healthcare See Details * *

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Location:

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Course Registration Number:

31121 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Whitney K. Wessels

The objective of this course is to educate social work students in the direct practice of integrated behavioral health in primary care. Students will become knowledgeable of the roles of behavioral health providers working in primary care settings, theories and models of care, and cross-cultural issues. They will develop skills in engagement, assessment, intervention planning and implementation, and practice evaluation. Because the populations served in primary care settings span the spectrum of severity in both the physical and behavioral health dimensions, students will develop competencies in engaging and supporting patients across a range of health conditions. This includes the essential practice skills needed to effectively address the challenges of integrating services, care, and support for persons with health, mental health, and substance use problems.

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1400-173012 Jun '21
1400-173026 Jun '21
1400-173024 Jul '21
GRSW 633 - 20 Dialectical Behavior Therapy See Details * *

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Location:

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Course Registration Number:

31034 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Kristen M. Fritsinger

This course provides a detailed understanding of the theoretical perspectives, empirical foundations, and treatment strategies of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is an Empirically Supported Treatment (EST) approach for working with clients who have difficulty managing symptoms associated with Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders and Personality Disorder – Trait Specified Disorders (PD-TS), addictions, and dual diagnosis. DBT assists clinicians in expanding their expertise and effectiveness working with and supporting clients with dramatic interpersonal styles, difficulty regulating their reactions to external triggers, suicidal issues, and self harm potential. It is a therapeutic approach that originated from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Students will explore the theoretical basis of this approach, specific DBT interventions, and how to effectively with high-risk, complex, multi-need clients. Students will be encouraged and challenged to assess and critique how DBT aligns and conflicts with clinical social work practice and values.

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1400-173012 Jun '21
1400-173026 Jun '21
1400-173024 Jul '21
GRSW 645 - 01 Assessment & Diagnosis - T - R - - - 1600 - 1900

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1600 - 1900

Location:

Course Registration Number:

31017 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Ariana M. Hart

This course will explore the dynamics of mental health assessment and differential diagnosis. Considering the biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual variables influencing behavior, students will gain a theoretical foundation for understanding and assessing mental health and mental health diagnoses. The impact of diversity, social justice, and social determinants of health on behavioral and mental health will be explored. Special emphasis in this course will be given to the complexity of mental health, and to the use and practical limitations of diagnostic systems, including the DSM-5.

Schedule Details

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GRSW 645 - 20 Assessment & Diagnosis See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

31024 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Kari L. Fletcher

This course will explore the dynamics of mental health assessment and differential diagnosis. Considering the biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual variables influencing behavior, students will gain a theoretical foundation for understanding and assessing mental health and mental health diagnoses. The impact of diversity, social justice, and social determinants of health on behavioral and mental health will be explored. Special emphasis in this course will be given to the complexity of mental health, and to the use and practical limitations of diagnostic systems, including the DSM-5.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
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0930-130012 Jun '21
0930-130026 Jun '21
0930-130024 Jul '21
GRSW 645 - 21 Assessment & Diagnosis See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

31028 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Neerja Singh

This course will explore the dynamics of mental health assessment and differential diagnosis. Considering the biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual variables influencing behavior, students will gain a theoretical foundation for understanding and assessing mental health and mental health diagnoses. The impact of diversity, social justice, and social determinants of health on behavioral and mental health will be explored. Special emphasis in this course will be given to the complexity of mental health, and to the use and practical limitations of diagnostic systems, including the DSM-5.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
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1400-173012 Jun '21
1400-173026 Jun '21
1400-173024 Jul '21
GRSW 645 - HC1 Assessment & Diagnosis See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

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Course Registration Number:

31029 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Michael G. Chovanec

This course will explore the dynamics of mental health assessment and differential diagnosis. Considering the biological, psychological, sociological and spiritual variables influencing behavior, students will gain a theoretical foundation for understanding and assessing mental health and mental health diagnoses. The impact of diversity, social justice, and social determinants of health on behavioral and mental health will be explored. Special emphasis in this course will be given to the complexity of mental health, and to the use and practical limitations of diagnostic systems, including the DSM-5.

Schedule Details

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0930-130012 Jun '21
0930-130026 Jun '21
0930-130024 Jul '21
GRSW 681 - 01 Social Work Practice Research - T - R - - - 1600 - 1900

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- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1600 - 1900

Location:

Course Registration Number:

31012 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Kao Nou L. Moua

This course focusses on research in all areas of social work practice. Both quantitative and qualitative research methods are studied in research designs from single-subject designs through group designs to systematic evaluation. A major focus is to develop the knowledge and skills of the student to be an objective evaluator of social work practice as well as to be an active participant in adding the of the knowledge base of social work.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
GRSW 681 - 20 Social Work Practice Research See Details * *

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See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

31030 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Lance T. Peterson

This course focusses on research in all areas of social work practice. Both quantitative and qualitative research methods are studied in research designs from single-subject designs through group designs to systematic evaluation. A major focus is to develop the knowledge and skills of the student to be an objective evaluator of social work practice as well as to be an active participant in adding the of the knowledge base of social work.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
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0930-130012 Jun '21
0930-130026 Jun '21
0930-130024 Jul '21
GRSW 681 - 21 Social Work Practice Research See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

31031 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3

Instructor:

Kao Nou L. Moua

This course focusses on research in all areas of social work practice. Both quantitative and qualitative research methods are studied in research designs from single-subject designs through group designs to systematic evaluation. A major focus is to develop the knowledge and skills of the student to be an objective evaluator of social work practice as well as to be an active participant in adding the of the knowledge base of social work.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
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0930-130012 Jun '21
0930-130026 Jun '21
0930-130024 Jul '21